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Details About Obama’s Green Czar

August 11, 2009

Atlas Shrugs:
Fox News has been focusing much attention lately on president Obama’s “Green Jobs Czar” Van Jones’ hard core communist background andhis ties to the influential Apollo Alliance.

A grouping of Green, labor union and social “justice organisations”, the Apollo Alliance has had huge influence on the Obama administration and has succeeded in getting Apollo founder and longtime board member Van Jones a job in the White House.

Van Jones helped found Apollo and served on its board until recently-alongside Gerry Hudson of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), former Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) supporter Carl Pope and Joel Rogers-founder of the radical New Party-which Barack Obama joined in Chicago in 1995.

Despite its power Appollo is a relatively small organization on the ground with only fourteen affiliates nationwide-one of them being Van Jones’ tiny Oakland California based Ella Baker Center for Human Rights.

The New York state Apollo Alliance Director is Jeff Jones.

According to Apollo’s website,

Jeff Jones campaigned to remove PCBs from the Hudson River, clean up toxic pollution in inner-city and rural neighborhoods and reverse global warming. From 1995-2005, he was the Communications Director of Environmental Advocates of New York. Previously, he was a reporter covering state politics and policy for a variety of news organizations.

Mr. Jones has devoted much of his time to researching and confronting federal and state energy policies that contribute to global warming and catastrophic climate change. In 2006, he represented the state Apollo Alliance on the governor’s Energy and Environmental Transition Task Force. He serves on the boards of directors of several organizations, including the Healthy Schools Network, the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy and West Harlem Environmental Action (WeAct for Environmental Justice).

Here is Jeff Jones talking about his commitment to environmental activism and “green jobs”.

If the name Jeff Jones rings a few bells-this may be why.


That’s right Jeff Jones is a former member of the 1970s terrorist organization, the Weather Underground. More than that Jones was a founder and one of four key leaders of the organization with Mark Rudd, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. Remember those names.

The Weatherman connection to Apollo is hardly surprising. I revealed here that Van Jones had links in San Francisco to two other former Weathermen supporters Jon and Nancy Frappier.

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